About twenty years ago our family stayed at a bed and breakfast where the owner set the table with a different colored goblet for each person. I loved it! I thought it would be fun to start collecting goblets so I could do the same thing. But over the years, and I kid you not, I never found one. Not one. Anywhere. So I gave up on the idea. Then last spring Doug and I were traveling, and we wandered through an antique store. I was not thinking of goblets at the time, but a lone bright orange goblet was sitting on a table, and I had to pause. It was stunning. I think the sun was shining through it. It’s the one on the bottom shelf on the left. Well I wandered around the antique store a bit to think it over. I remember wondering if it wasn’t a little too late to get started on a collection now. I mean, really, what would I do with one orange goblet even if it was really cool? Then I saw the most vibrant cobalt blue goblet (lower shelf middle), and I took it as guidance. I bought them both. Since then I have accumulated quite a lovely load of gorgeous goblets of all sizes, shapes, and colors. It’s kind of crazy. Where were they all those years?
This picture is just a sampling. (I have more in my china cabinet.) And now when we all sit down at the table, I have enough for everyone. Well, depending on the size of the crowd. On our trip to Monroe last week, I found several more at Antique Alley. Actually, it turns out my friend Wendy has a good eye and she spied several for me (like the fantastic orange one on the top shelf). And my friend Heidi surprised me with the six (yes, six!) small yellow goblets you can see along the front. And they all made it back in my suitcases! I love the ridiculous colors and the various shapes. I don’t know why, but they send me!